After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency.
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1988  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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 William H. Seward (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Kate Chase (2 episodes, 1988)
Tom Brennan ...
 Sen. Charles Sumner (2 episodes, 1988)
Gregory Cooke ...
 Robert Lincoln (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Johnny Hay (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Elizabeth Keckley (2 episodes, 1988)
Jerome Dempsey ...
 Congressman Elihu Washburne (2 episodes, 1988)
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 William Herndon (2 episodes, 1988)
Jon DeVries ...
 Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (2 episodes, 1988)
George Ede ...
 Edward McManus (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Stephen Douglas (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (2 episodes, 1988)
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 William Sprague (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Col. Elmer Ellsworth (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Gen. George McClellan (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Frederick Douglass (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Salmon P. Chase (2 episodes, 1988)
Patrick Rowe ...
 Ward Hill Lamon (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Gen. Winfield Scott (2 episodes, 1988)
James Anklam ...
 Telegraph Operator #1 (2 episodes, 1988)
Bev Appleton ...
 Office Seeker #2 (2 episodes, 1988)
Joe Ayres ...
 Singing Soldier (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Henry (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Earle (2 episodes, 1988)
Charles Thomas Baxter ...
 Staff Captain (2 episodes, 1988)
Joshua Billings ...
 Assistant Manager (2 episodes, 1988)
Roy Butler ...
 Southern Congressman #3 (2 episodes, 1988)
Dick Cheatham ...
 Staff Officer (2 episodes, 1988)
Bill Chorney ...
 Allan Pinkerton (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Office Seeker #5 (2 episodes, 1988)
Ritchie Copenhaver ...
 Captain Holmes (2 episodes, 1988)
Del Driver ...
 Thompson (2 episodes, 1988)
Glenn Faigen ...
 John Wilkes Booth (2 episodes, 1988)
Bill Falkenstein ...
 Plenipotentiary (2 episodes, 1988)
Kevin Grantz ...
 Office Seeker #3 (2 episodes, 1988)
Fay Greenbaum ...
 Mrs. Ord (2 episodes, 1988)
Dick Harrington ...
 Stewart (2 episodes, 1988)
Rick Hite ...
 Speaker Hickman (2 episodes, 1988)
J. Michael Hunter ...
 Office Seeker #1 (2 episodes, 1988)
Karen Hutcheson ...
 Julia Grant (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Editor Forney (2 episodes, 1988)
Philip Hyland ...
 Young Soldier (2 episodes, 1988)
Helen Jervey ...
 Mrs. Laury (2 episodes, 1988)
Marion Johnson ...
 Blair (2 episodes, 1988)
Lee Lively ...
 General Wood (2 episodes, 1988)
Jim Lowell ...
 Southern Congressman #2 (2 episodes, 1988)
Tom Mason ...
 Southern Congressman #1 (2 episodes, 1988)
John Mingus ...
 Governor Curtin (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Hotel Clerk (2 episodes, 1988)
Patrick Coe McCluskey ...
 Willie Perham (2 episodes, 1988)
Harry McEnerny ...
 Leland Grover (2 episodes, 1988)
R. Max Ramsey ...
 Manservant (2 episodes, 1988)
Adrian Rieder ...
 Fred Grant (2 episodes, 1988)
Stephen Rudlin ...
 Telegraph Operator #2 (2 episodes, 1988)
Alan Sader ...
 Sickles (2 episodes, 1988)
Michael Schauer ...
 Barkeep (2 episodes, 1988)
Bob Schindler ...
 Sergeant (2 episodes, 1988)
Troy Sweeney ...
 Tad Lincoln (2 episodes, 1988)
Richard Travis ...
 Nicolay (2 episodes, 1988)
Rick Warner ...
 Staff Colonel (2 episodes, 1988)
Paul Welch ...
 Willie Lincoln (2 episodes, 1988)
Phil Whiteay ...
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Tom Width ...
 Surgeon (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Mary Todd Lincoln (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Abraham Lincoln (2 episodes, 1988)
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After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Beneath his folksy charm and unassuming manner, he shows himself to be a shrewd politician who is able to overcome his wife's neurotic behavior and the death of his son. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Goofs

There are many inaccuracies regarding the layout of the White House. In Lincoln's day, the second floor Yellow Oval Room served as a library, not as his office. The cabinet room is incorrectly placed in the State Dining Room on the first floor. The current Lincoln Bedroom served as both Lincoln's office and cabinet room (hence the name) during his presidency. See more »

Quotes

Robert Lincoln: I know politicians, they don't care how grotesque they are, as long as everyone notices them, like the freaks in Mr. Barnum's Museum.
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Connections

Featured in 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) See more »

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Go Tell It on the Mountain
Written by John Wesley Work Jr. (1860s)
Heard at White House party
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A very good film worth watching!
9 October 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Mary Tyler Moore gives the best portrayal of Mary Todd Lincoln I have ever seen on screen.

Sam Waterson gives a very different portrayal of President Lincoln than we are used to. Generally, when we think of Lincoln we think of a man with a deep voice due to the fact that he was a very tall man and was well built. However Lincoln in fact did not have a deep voice according to some reports that I have read, in fact he had a high pitched voice and he had that Kentucky accent. (Kentucky? The Hell you say, Lincoln was from Illinois, yes this is true, however Lincoln was born in Kentucky, he was raised mostly in Illinois though)

This film gives us a good look at Lincoln the man, at the True Abraham Lincoln. Yes this film only spends a small amount of time on the assassination and spends none on the conspirators at all.

If you want to see a very good portrayal of the Lincoln assassination that is very in depth, try watching "The Day Lincoln was Shot" which was a television movie made for TNT. In fact the "Day Lincoln was shot" is a nice accompanying piece to this movie.

If you ever get the opportunity to watch either one of these films take it you won't regret it.


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